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Sunday, April 23
 

9:00am

ATLIS Attendee Registration
Sunday April 23, 2017 9:00am - 7:00pm
Great Hall

1:00pm

Cybersecurity and Independent Schools
What are current best practices in cybersecurity that independent school technology leaders must know? This bootcamp session is led by technology directors who teach the ATLIS two-day cybersecurity workshop. We'll discuss real-world examples of risk and look at ways technology leaders can minimize their school's exposure.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Britto

Jamie Britto

Chief Information Officer, Collegiate School
Hello! My school life is filled with work on cyber security, data integration, project management, and supporting the growth of my team. Prior to working at Collegiate, I was the Tech Director and Upper School Director at Cape Fear Academy in Wilmington, North Carolina. I began m... Read More →
avatar for Denise Musselwhite

Denise Musselwhite

Director of Technology, Trinity Preparatory School
Denise joined Trinity Prep as the Director of Technology in 2000, leading and supporting the school's educational technology operations through substantial change, including an award winning 1:1 BYOD, the Malone Scholars Online Network consortium, and the construction and renovat... Read More →


Sunday April 23, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Studio 3

1:00pm

Collaborative Curriculum Mapping with G Suite
G-Suite offers a powerful set of free collaborative learning tools for teachers and students. This same set of tools can be extended to invigorate conversations about curriculum and allow us to document what we do with our everyday tools. Many curriculum mapping programs require an additional login and feel detached from our day-to-day academic life. Curriculum Mapping with G-suite is a DIY approach that is accessible to all teachers and administrators.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Anderson

Richard Anderson

Director of Information Services, Washington International School
Richard Anderson is the Director of Information Services at Washington International School. He became a Certified Google Education Trainer in 2011 and is passionate about using Google Apps to improve workflows and encourage collaboration among all members of the school community... Read More →
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Carole Geneix

DIrector of Teaching and Learning, Washington International School


Sunday April 23, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Terrace D

1:00pm

Owning the Learning: Gamifying the Classroom

Gamification can redefine how we deliver curricula and engage students. It gives learners more choice and greater autonomy. It allows learners to fail and start over. Examining how one teacher gamified a humanities course, this session offers practical strategies, suggests tech tools, and allows participants to gamify their their own units.

Allowing us to differentiate instruction and redefine the way we run classrooms, gamification provides diverse challenges to engage students across multiple dimensions (for instance, pace, interest, or ability) and shifts the focusi of assessments to mastery of skills instead of punishment for mistakes. Persistence and leveling up replace fear of failing. In this session, you can learn how to redefine relationships and learning by employing a few user-friendly tech-tools and then build a three-week module for your own gamified course. We’ll save time for reflection and discussion in the last hour of the session.


Speakers
avatar for Seth Burgess

Seth Burgess

Director, Lausanne Learning Institute
I love talking about innovative education and how to spread effective practices to teachers around the world. Certainly not an expert, but passionate about connecting people together to find new ways of improving technology use in the classroom.
avatar for Jared Colley

Jared Colley

Chair, English Department, The Oakridge School
Jared Colley chairs the English Department at The Oakridge School where he also teaches literature and humanities courses in the upper division. A Texas native, he studied English and philosophy at University of Texas at Austin before receiving his M.A. at NYU in critical theory... Read More →


Sunday April 23, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Studio 2

1:00pm

Make It Work With Real World Projects
How do we engage students to be creative and critical thinkers? How do we make learning more student-centered, active and authentic? In this session, participants will learn how teachers at a PreK-12 school designed two interdisciplinary units that allowed students to interact with professionals. Students learned about product design, social media, store display, science, technology, art and 3D fabrication. The projects resulted in numerous benefits to both students and the companies.

Speakers
avatar for Keri Eisenberg

Keri Eisenberg

Graphic Arts Teacher, Saddle River Day School
Graphic Design, Art Education, Technology Education,
avatar for Laura Hollis

Laura Hollis

Director of Technology, Saddle River Day School


Sunday April 23, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Terrace C

1:00pm

Teaching Coding for the Non-Coding Teacher
How can teachers with no coding experience teach coding? We'll show you some hands-on examples and strategies for teaching coding at all levels, even if you have never programmed before. Learn the fundamental concepts of computer science and how to introduce them using games and activities at the younger ages, reinforce them with the Microbit, a tiny computer designed to teach coding and programming to middle schoolers, and extend their learning with Harvard's free CS50 high school curriculum.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ts4sDd3_HWw
 

Speakers
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Mary Radlhammer Kiang

St. Andrews Priory
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Douglas Kiang

Curriculum Resource Teacher, Punahou School
Douglas Kiang is a Curriculum Resource Teacher at Punahou School, specializing in technology and mobile devices. He has over twenty-five years of teaching experience in elementary, middle, and high schools. He has consulted and developed curriculum for Apple and Microsoft on coding and programming for all ages. Douglas has been a featured speaker at local and national conferences including Alan... Read More →


Sunday April 23, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Studio 1

1:00pm

Project Based Learning with Tech Maker Tools
Interested in combining project-based learning and design thinking with coding and robotics for your K-12 classroom? Designed by teachers for teachers,  project-based TechyKids provides a simple online platform for students to learn maker tools, from Thymio Robot for K-8 to Makey Makey for 4-7th to CloudProfessor with Arduino for 7-12th grade.

With TechyKids, teachers can orchestrate the use of multiple tools and projects simultaneously as an online curriculum of video, quizzes, and project submissions moves students through the design process, This introduction to TechyKIds will demonstrate how teachers can easily track each student’s progress with a teacher dashboard. Teachers will also learn how to set up their own classrooms, integrate their own content, and customize their own projects.

Please bring a laptop.

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Marzouk

Sharon Marzouk

Founder, CEO, Techykids.com


Sunday April 23, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Studio 4

5:00pm

First Time Attendee Reception
If you're a first ATLIS conference attendee, please joinus for a receptiion in your honor to welcome you. Mingle with other first-time attendees and the conference committee. 

Sunday April 23, 2017 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Starview Twenty First Floor

5:30pm

ATLIS Opening Reception and Networking
All ATLIS attendees are encouraged to join us for this welcome and opening reception. Enjoy this opportunity to network with other attendees, greeting familiar colleagues and meeting new ones.
  • CALIFORNIA CHEESE AND BRUSCHETTA BAR
  • MASHED POTATO BAR
  • SLIDER ASSORTMENT

Sunday April 23, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Starview Twenty First Floor
 
Monday, April 24
 

7:00am

ATLIS Attendee Registration
Monday April 24, 2017 7:00am - 4:30pm
Great Hall

7:30am

Breakfast
Breakfast sandwiches and yogurt parfaits. Breakfast generously sponsored by Carney, Sandoe & Associates

Monday April 24, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Great Hall

8:30am

KEYNOTE: Iteration and Innovation in Education
Jaime Casap, Google Education EvangelistJaime evangelizes the power and potential of technology and the web as enabling and supporting tools in pursuit of promoting inquiry-driven project-based learning models. Working with the Google for Education Team, he collaborates with school systems, educational organizations, and leaders focused on building innovation and iteration into our education policies and practices. Jaime’s talk made possible by the generous sponsorship of Knowing Technologies.

Speakers

Monday April 24, 2017 8:30am - 9:45am
Ballroom

9:45am

Playground and Exhibits
Monday April 24, 2017 9:45am - 6:30pm
Exhibit and Playground

10:00am

The ATLIS Network Effect: Save Money and Increase EdTech Capacity with LearnPlatform
The phrase, “A dollar only gets spent once,” is not only true, but at the heart of a school technology leader’s priorities. LearnPlatform is a complete edtech management platform designed to improve efficiencies in the discovery, evaluation, procurement, and analysis of edtech products, all of which are available to you as an ATLIS member benefit. This interactive session will focus on collaboration and information-sharing features available to you as a part of your ATLIS membership, with a focus on:  In-Network Data Sharing, EdTech Price Transparency Reports, Member Engagement & Information Requests, Direct to Provider Feedback and Points & Rewards for Incentivization.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Cadran

Amanda Cadran

Implementation Team, Lea(R)n
Thanks for checking out my profile! I'm a part of the implementation team at Lea(R)n, working with K-12 schools, districts, and networks of schools. Data-driven, peer-reviewed legitimacy is at the heart of the LearnPlatform, and is a cornerstone of our organization. Built by, wit... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Terrace B

10:00am

Unifying Library and Technology Staff Without Demanding Uniformity
Can a technology and library staff merge without it feeling like trying to mix oil and water? This session will examine managing the personalities of a merged library, educational technology, and information technology staff. We will consider strategies that seek to understand different personalities that exist in these jobs.  We'll explore how leaders can create rhythms aimed at fostering connection and developing united goals. We will also reflect on case studies.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Ehrenfried

Michael Ehrenfried

Chief Information Officer, Kent Denver School


Monday April 24, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Terrace C

10:00am

Transitioning Data Systems? Best Practices for Managing People and Process
Moving to a new SIS? Thinking about migrating, consolidating or upgrading some of your data systems? Join us for a discussion about the best practices for laying out and executing a major, multi-year systems migration.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Ramsden

Jason Ramsden

CIO, Ravenscroft School
Beginning a career in independent schools in 1991, Jason Ramsden brings 26 years of experience to his role as Chief Information Officer for Ravenscroft School. For the last 20 years Mr. Ramsden has dedicated his career to improving technology in independent schools both on the in... Read More →
avatar for Aaron Vogelzang

Aaron Vogelzang

Veracross


Monday April 24, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Studio 1

10:00am

Building a Custom Student Feedback Solution with Application Program Interface (API)
Learn about using APIs to build a custom course/teacher feedback system.
Learn how Latin School of Chicago leveraged a little custom code, our SIS/LMS
vendor’s API, and a survey tool to create a course feedback system.  Using Single Sign On (SSO) users login and are presented with their data/questions. Student identities are anonymous to their teachers, but recorded for data analysis. Rather than an entirely custom solution, we used our existing tools to build something that is simple, but incredibly powerful.

Hear our feedback system requirements and goals, look at our LMS/SIS vendor’s
(Blackbaud) API, and learn how we tied all of this together and with some security/privacy concerns. We will also provide other examples of
extending systems by leveraging APIs.

Speakers
avatar for Shandor Simon

Shandor Simon

Director of Technology, Latin School of Chicago
Technology geek trying to figure out how to make it work in schools. Amateur nature photographer. Urban expat stuck in the suburbs.


Monday April 24, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Studio 3

10:00am

Rethinking School Organization: A Grassroots Perspective
Technology has made certain things more possible that would have been unthinkable in previous decades, such as collaborating and connecting across campuses, disciplines, divisions, etc. Schools, however, are still organized according to limitations that no longer impede us. Learn what it means to rethink school organization in rhizomatic terms for purposes of making learning more connected across classrooms, campuses, disciplines, etc., as well as how tech can make this possible for you today!

Speakers
avatar for Jared Colley

Jared Colley

Chair, English Department, The Oakridge School
Jared Colley chairs the English Department at The Oakridge School where he also teaches literature and humanities courses in the upper division. A Texas native, he studied English and philosophy at University of Texas at Austin before receiving his M.A. at NYU in critical theory... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Terrace D

10:00am

Pathways for Successful EdTech Projects - Supporting School-wide Technology Initiatives with a Transformative Professional Development Model
In this presentation, Peter Estacio, Director of Technology and Innovation for Saint Andrew's Episcopal School(SAES) and Jim Puccetti, Instructional Technology Coach with Knowing Technologies, will share how a request from a Division Head to make the technology in the Middle School more "student-centric" evolved into a year-long Learning Mangement System (LMS) transition and a comprehensive professional development program for the school's teachers. 

At the start of the 2015/2016 academic year, SAES had incredible volume of technology tools and resources at the disposal of the teachers and students, but unfortunately a lot of that technology was teacher-centered. Many of the existing technology systems also focused heavily on the parent experience at the expense of the student experience. This environment led the school's Division Heads and the Director of Technology and Innovation to rethink how technology should support the learning environment for students. With the academic team on board, and with much feedback from select teachers, the Director of Technology and Innovation decided replacing the existing LMS was an essential element of creating a new, more student-centric, school culture. This presentation will describe the workflow process during the LMS transition planning and execution phases, with a heavy emphasis on exactly why the team concluded a tech-focused teacher PD program was so important. 

Speakers
avatar for Peter Estacio

Peter Estacio

Director of Technology and Innovation, Saint Andrew's Episcopal School
Founding Director of Technology at the High Tech High schools in San Diego, CA, Peter has an eclectic background with experience in both charter and independent K-12 schools, higher ed, government, and the private sector. Peter attended law school in our nation's capital and ser... Read More →
avatar for Jim Puccetti

Jim Puccetti

Director, Teacher Development and Instructional Design, Knowing Technologies
Jim has been in the field of education for over ten years. As a former classroom teacher, he understands the value of technology in today's classrooms. | When he transitioned from the classroom to his current role at Knowing Technologies, his ultimate aim was to create a meani... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Studio 2

10:00am

Office 365 Essential Tools and Hidden Gems for School Collaboration
Office 365 is the cloud-based lateset generation of the MS Office Suite.  While most of us are familiar with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on the desktop, and many of us use online versions of these products, the additional tools may be new to many. We'll discover these new tools during the session.  Sway is a new online presentation software with a short learning curve. We will show co-authoring collaborative features of Sway and allow session attendees to work together on a sample Sway presentation while sharing examples of how Sway is being used in Cary Academy classrooms.

Think of Office 365 Video as your school’s YouTube. ideo provides with an easy and straightforward way for faculty and students to create video channels, upload and tag videos for all kinds of school and learning projects. Uploaded video clips are immediately available for the entire school community to watch. Alternatively, secure permissions can be setup to make videos available to only selected groups of people.

Forms are latest addition to Office365 for Education and allow educators to create online surveys and forms in an easy and intuitive manner. Office Forms are similar to Google Forms but with native integration with other Office tools like OneNote. We will be showing real classroom projects and examples from our teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Dmitry Manakhov

Dmitry Manakhov

Information Services Director, Senior Information Services Consultant, Cary Academy
Dmitry has been Information Services Director at Cary Academy for the last 10 years and been employed by Cary Academy for 6 years prior to that. Dmitry oversees school technology and it's one to one computer program. He's worked in technology and education field for 24 years and... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Studio 4

11:00am

Industry to Education: A Career Change from Industry to Independent Schools Can Benefit All
Technology Leaders are invited to join us for a conversation focusing on IT industry professionals who have and will transition to independent schools. While backgrounds of those who rose up through the education sector are different than those who rose up through the industry sector, there are many opportunities to leverage the industry perspective within a school community once you understand each other’s perspectives. Anne and Tye will share their stories about how they transitioned from industry to Independent Schools – you will learn that while Anne and Tye’s paths are different, they share a common thread of their desire to use their professional expertise through purposeful, fulfilling work in support of education in their communities. Anne and Tye will also share IT industry best practices they have implemented in their school communities and talk through how you, as IT Leaders, can best recruit, retain and support people who are looking to transition from industry to independent schools.

Speakers
avatar for Tye Campbell

Tye Campbell

Director of Technology, Gilman School
2nd-year attendee and presenter looking forward to reconnecting with colleagues and friends at the best conference of the year! Let's learn together and help change the world through education!
avatar for Anne Sena

Anne Sena

Director of Technology, St. David's School


Monday April 24, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Studio 2

11:00am

Designing Communities of Practice in Online Professional Learning
Online professional learning (PL) should be meaningful, relevant, and spark growth. Using a competency-based approach to PL, this interactive workshop will explore how to leverage technology to design spaces that are driven by collaboration, coaching, and community. Working together, participants will choose a PL goal around coaching and community building, and be invited to join a backchannel to put their goal into action.

Speakers
avatar for David Boxer

David Boxer

Director of Information Support Services, The Blake School
David Boxer has more than seventeen years of experience in the educational technology field, including service as a classroom teacher, curriculum developer and staff developer. He now serves as the Director of Information Support Services at The Blake School in Minneapolis, MN.
avatar for Kristin Daniel

Kristin Daniel

Instructional Designer, Global Online Academy
Kristin is the Professional Learning Experience Coordinator and an Instructional Designer at Global Online Academy. Previously she was an Instructional Coach for the University of Kansas and the Learning Specialist at The Overlake School. She has a Doctorate of Education focusing... Read More →
avatar for Jamey Everett

Jamey Everett

Technology Integrator, Park Tudor School
Jamey is the Lower School Technology Integrator for Park Tudor. Prior to joining the school, she taught fifth grade at Bel Aire School in Tiburon, CA before transitioning into a tech-focused role. Jamey specializes in designing problem-based learning experiences that bring studen... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Studio 4

11:00am

Windows 10 Support Round Table
What are you doing to image, deploy, manage and support Windows based laptops, tablets, desktops and servers? Are you using or thinking about WDS, MDT, SCCM, WICD, and/or InTune MDM? How are you handing the Windows Store and App deployment? Are you using Advanced Threat Protection? This round table discussion will prioritize support strategies for Windows related topics, address your challenges and allow you to highlight your successes. Questions that cannot be resolved by the group will be brought to Richard at the Windows 10 Creators / Intune for EDU presentation after lunch.

Speakers
avatar for Chad Clark

Chad Clark

Director of Technology Operations, Lausanne Collegiate School
With almost 10 years of experience in a culturally diverse BYOD independent school, there isn't much I haven't seen in the way of technology/computers. We are on the "bleeding edge" of technology utilization in the classroom, and that comes with wins and headaches. Our job at Lau... Read More →
avatar for Mike Vitiello

Mike Vitiello

CEO, LaptopSchools
Round Table Attendees: please visit Padlet for interactive Q & A that will help guide our session. https://padlet.com/mikev2/pmasp5jlqku3 password "windows". | Now something about me :) | After 20 years of 1:1 in k12, I am still amazed at what schools are doing with technolog... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Terrace B

11:00am

Hacking... Are You Next?
Phishing attacks, fraudulent money transfers, email hacking, data exposure! These are some of the challenges that IT managers face on a daily basis when securing their school's sensitive information. There's a constant struggle to allow ease of access to students, parents, faculty, and staff while keeping your school's network secured. Bob Olsen, CEO of COMPASS, will share his recommendations and personal experience working with independent schools internationally to protect their critical data.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Olsen

Robert Olsen

CEO, COMPASS Cyber Security
As the founder of Comprehensive Applied Security Solutions (COMPASS), Mr. Olsen has more than 23 years of experience in operations, cyber security, information technology, engineering, and finance. | Mr. Olsen began his career in the 82nd Airborne Division, United States Army... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Studio 1

11:00am

Technology and Education - Four Essential Questions
The role of technology in a school and how it should be delivered remains an open question. All details about integration, platform, staffing, and budget emerge from answering the same essential questions that schools have wrestled with for thirty years. Technologies emerge and change, but the fundamental questions remain. Come to a guided discussion about these basic questions as a way to find directions for executing the details.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin J McAllister

Kevin J McAllister

President, CEO, inRESONANCE, Inc
Spent 17 as a technology director and now 17 years as the CEO of a technology firm working with schools. Interested in how schools are changing and the role of technology in those changes. Have traveled or worked in more than 60 countries, all 50 states and most of Canada. Cultur... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Studio 3

11:00am

How Technology Can Help Students Build Executive Functioning Skills
Teacher-student communications used to be simple: teachers would write tasks and due dates on the blackboard and students would note them in their planner. With the advent of the digital age, teachers are now leveraging thousands of fantastic digital tools to engage students, yet, making it much harder for students to track everything expected of them, especially with different teachers using different strategies. In this workshop, explore how schools are currently using Studyo to support the development of organizational skills, improve executive funtioning, and help students track all their work in one single place. 

Speakers
avatar for Renaud Boisjoly

Renaud Boisjoly

CEO, Studyo
Helping students build executive functioning skills with the Studyo planner!


Monday April 24, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Terrace D

11:00am

Progressive Education, Old and New
“Progressive Education” has come to mean many things to many people, but as an early 20th-century concept it implied a rigorous adherence to certain fundamental principles. This session will trace the through-lines from the John Dewey era to our own time and help current practitioners understand and take pride in this powerful tradition of student-centered, experiential, relevant, and democratic learning and teaching. Let’s reclaim Progressive Education for what it is, what it can be, and especially for its potential as a countervailing force against some of today’s ugliest and most pernicious trends.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Gow

Peter Gow

Executive Director, Independent Curriculum Group
An independent school teacher and administrator for 40 years, now leading a consortium of 160 schools focused on changing their cultures and practice around teaching and learning. Ask me about change and change management, curriculum and assessment, professional development, mark... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Terrace C

11:00am

Veracross: Learn More
Join us for a time to learn about why many schools are switching and choosing Veracross as their solution for a school wide information system. During this time, we’ll get introduced to the system, review the data architecture, core technologies and learn about the apps that drive the school wide ecosystem. 

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Vogelzang

Aaron Vogelzang

Veracross


Monday April 24, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Terrace A

11:45am

Monday Lunch
Monday Lunch in the Exhibit Hall and Microsoft Playgound
  • Mexican Caesar Salad with Avocado and Crispy Tortilla Strips
  • Corn Salad with Diced Red Bell Peppers, Chopped Jalapenos, 
  • Cilantro Orange and Jicama Salad with Pico de Gallo 
  • Chicken Fajitas 
  • Enchiladas Verde
  • Mexican Rice, Black Beans, Flour and Corn Tortillas
  • Condiments of Shredded Lettuce, Onions, Shredded Jack and Cheddar Cheese, Fresh Salsa, Sour Cream, Guacamole, Tri-colored Corn Tortilla Chips
  • Churro de Cajeta

Monday April 24, 2017 11:45am - 1:15pm
Exhibit and Playground

1:15pm

Creating a Culture of Change
As schools work to become more efficient and effective, they continue to identify needs that require the launch of initiatives intended to enhance or improve essential elements such as learning, instruction, productivity and conservation of resources. This session will explore specific strategies that you can leverage to smooth the path and facilitate the process to gain buy-in from community members.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Inman

Alex Inman

Senior Collaborator, Educational Collaborators
A 20 year veteran in Educational Technology, Alex is the founder of Educational Collaborators, a national consulting firm that is a top partner of both Google and Microsoft. Alex has been a classroom teacher, tech integrator, and senior administrator in public and private schools in Wisconsin, Missouri and Washington, DC... Read More →
avatar for Connie  White

Connie White

Director of Learning Design & Innovation, Woodward Academy
Contemporary PedagogiesBrain-based LearningGoogle/Microsoft ExpertiseProfessional DevelopmentSchool-wide curricular developmentCoding/Programming/STEMDigital Literacy


Monday April 24, 2017 1:15pm - 3:00pm
Studio 4

1:15pm

Magic Toolkit - What to Expect When Tech Directing
Tech Director's Magic Toolkit - What to expect when tech directing: "If only I had known..." Aspiring and new tech directors sneak a peek behind the curtain and discover how to magically navigate the transition to Technology Director and survive your first year. This session will focus on universal best and necessary practices for success in this integral role as Technology Director and is led by the 2016-2017 participants in the Early Career and Aspiring Technology Director's Institute.

Speakers
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Dyan Carey

Assistant to the Technology Director, St. Michael's Episcopal Day School
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Scott Lieberman

Technology Integration Specialist, Alexandria Country Day School
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Frederic Skrzypek

Director of Technology, Laguna Blanca School
avatar for Daisy Steele

Daisy Steele

Director of Technology, Catlin Gabel School


Monday April 24, 2017 1:15pm - 3:00pm
Studio 1

1:15pm

Equity in BYOD
Our handling of technology in schools impacts opportunity for diverse students and families. Differences in ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomics, language, religion, ability, and other exceptionalities require concerted efforts in implementing effective technology use in schools. While Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs provide multiple benefits for students and faculty, how can we ensure that these benefits are in keeping with increased opportunity and equity for all students? Using a case study format, this session will examine how to bring in all community stakeholders in designing a BYOL program with equity as one of its driving goals.

Speakers
avatar for Margie Llinas

Margie Llinas

Academic Technology Coordinator, Oakwood School
avatar for Rurik Nackerud

Rurik Nackerud

Lower School Technology Integrator, The Elisabeth Morrow School
Maker activities and research into design, LGBTQ advocacy in education, and child development from a Reggio Emilia approach. Check me out on Twitter @Okay2Fail and the website http://www.learn2make.space


Monday April 24, 2017 1:15pm - 3:00pm
Terrace A

1:15pm

Deploying and Managing Devices - Introducing Windows 10 Creators Update and Intune for Education
InTune for Education is a new way to easily manage your Windows devices all from the cloud. This session will cover the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update and why you should focus your summer deployments on this release. There will be an Ask Me Anything with answers to the most pressing questions from the group as determined by an online survey during the first part of this presentation.

Speakers

Monday April 24, 2017 1:15pm - 3:00pm
Studio 2

1:15pm

Git Down with Markdown: The Next Generation of Notes and Portfolios
Version control using Git is a standard practice in the tech industry. By adopting this tool, along with the easy-to-use Markdown language, educational technologists can increase productivity and create new opportunities for their constituents. Git has become a central component of our DevOps-styled process at Mirman, and we'd love to spread this knowledge. By the end of this deep dive, you'll be able to write beautiful Markdown, create "books" of easy-to-update documentation, and understand how Git/GitHub can be used for more than code, even for student portfolios.

Speakers
avatar for Carlo Reyes

Carlo Reyes

Network / Systems Administrator, Mirman School
avatar for Michael Taggart

Michael Taggart

Director of Technology, Mirman School


Monday April 24, 2017 1:15pm - 3:00pm
Terrace C

1:15pm

"It’s Complicated" What’s the right 1:1 device for your school?
At Chadwick School, we have a complicated relationship with 1:1 devices: 3rd-5th grade have iPads, 6th-8th have Mac laptops, and 9th-12th are BYOD. Why on earth would we make our lives so complicated? Because it makes sense to invest in the best tools for each user. How did we arrive at our decisions? Most recently, we took a hard look at the pros and cons of using iPads vs. using other devices in our Middle School. Through a formalized review process, we changed to a 1:1 Mac laptop program for the 2016-17 school year. This session will be led by a panel of Chadwick’s teachers, IT specialists, and the Senior Tech Integration Specialist.

Speakers
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Kate Elortegui

Chadwick School
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Deborah Levy

Sr. Tech Integration Specialist, Chadwick School
Deborah Levy, Ed.M., has more than 25 years’ experience in ed tech. She helped to pioneer educational software, producing the original “Math Blaster” series and the digital database ProQuest’s SIRS “Discoverer". Deborah has been leading tech integration at Chadwick Scho... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 1:15pm - 3:00pm
Terrace D

1:15pm

Innovative Ways to Support Faculty
Are you interested in supporting faculty in exploring new approaches and initiatives to enhance students’ learning or meet other goals? There can be varied reasons why people hesitate to pursue these ideas and this session will focus on some of those hurdles (real or perceived) as well as ways to make progress. We will focus on ways to support faculty, tailored to the unique assets and constraints in your context, so new ideas are supported and help your teachers, students, and school. Please come prepared to share about your school and your wants, and leave with new ideas and plans for making greater progress going forward.

Speakers
avatar for Howard Glasser

Howard Glasser

Academic Technology Integrationist, George School
avatar for Vinnie Vrotny

Vinnie Vrotny

Director of Technology, The Kinkaid School


Monday April 24, 2017 1:15pm - 3:00pm
Studio 3

1:15pm

“Making” Student Leaders: A Workshop on Leadership Models in K12 Makerspaces
What happens when students go from making in the Makerspace, to making the Makerspace? How do we all address common challenges, such as staffing, scheduling and availability, training, and transfer of knowledge as students graduate? In this Deep-Dive session, we will discuss how Student Leaders can help to ensure a well-integrated and successful MakerSpace program.  Our work will build towards one “crazy idea:” How might we build an independent school community of student Makerspace leaders, providing training and collaboration in technical, design and leadership skills? We hope that this session will be a springboard for a possible ATLIS Student MakerSpace Leadership Certification Program. Join us for this Deep Dive, that is part presentation with case studies, and collaborative Design-Thinking adventure into this fascinating topic.

Speakers
avatar for Tatyana Griffin

Tatyana Griffin

Director of Educational Technology & xLab (MakerSpace) Coordinator, The College Preparatory School
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Jeff Tillinghast

Director of Academic Technology, University Prep


Monday April 24, 2017 1:15pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom

1:15pm

Tools for Teaching App design
Based on the experiences of app design teachers, this session will go over key tools available for app design instruction and best practices for the structure and course methodology. Additional topics addressed: implementing the design cycle, differentiating for student motivation, design focus vs. technical focus, entrepreneurial education and optional extensions for beyond the classroom. We will discuss mechanics, devices needed, cost, audience, complementary tools, best practices, pitfalls and recommendations. The second half of the session will be a workshop where attendees will prototype and build using AppShed.



Speakers
avatar for James Bologna

James Bologna

Director of Technology, Co-Director of CTL and WI, Windward School
Jim Bologna has been working in educational technology for over twenty six years and has served the Windward community for more than twelve years as Director of Technology, the Co-Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Science and Technology Department Administrati... Read More →
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Jolina Clement

Dir of Ed Tech / CS Teacher, Archer School for Girls
Jolina Clement is the Director of Educational Technology at Archer School for Girls, an independent 6-12 girls school in Los Angeles, where she shapes the meaningful implementation and instruction of technology. As the computer science chair she teaches two upper level computer s... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 1:15pm - 3:00pm
Terrace B

3:15pm

Building a Mission-Driven Technology Department
This session is for leaders who need strategies for getting their teams to be mission-driven rather than remaining stuck at the procedural operations level. Too many schools fail to leverage the strategic importance of technology despite its critical importance to the sustainability of the school.  
Attendees will be led through an exercise to design a departmental mission statement that is a natural extension of school’s mission.  Participants will then learn techniques to ensure that the departmental mission serves as a guide for making complex decisions. By constructing a unified vision of how technology should function to support the mission of the school, administrators will begin to look at decisions about technology with a new perspective.  With clarity of vision, leaders can facilitate and foster innovative and sustainable learning practices, remove barriers that focus on control, and empower educators and learners alike.


Speakers
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Jennifer Carey

Director of Educational Technology, Ransom Everglades
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Sarah Hanawald

Executive Director, Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools
Sarah has been involved in independent school technology and education for more than 20 years, at Greensboro Day School, Cannon School and Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh, NC. She’s served as a classroom teacher, a technology director, and an academic dean and has worked as a cons... Read More →
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Kelsey Vrooman

Director of Instructional Design and Technology, ATLIS


Monday April 24, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Terrace B

3:15pm

Implementing a Digital Content Solution for your School: A Comprehensive Overview
As the technology landscape continues to grow more school districts are making the shift to digital content. Hear from OverDrive and fellow schools that are already utilizing a successful digital learning program. Discover digital teaching methods that better provide for today's tech-savvy students. Find digital options to support students with a wide range of reading levels and learning styles. Learn how to incorporate professional development resources into your digital collection to ensure ongoing growth.

Speakers
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Kevin Coon

OverDrive
OverDrive delivers a central digital content solution for K-12 that includes digital curriculum, novels, professional development and more. This simple, proven digital education model saves funds and increases usage by making it easy for students and faculty to get the right cont... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Terrace C

3:15pm

Managing Office 365, OneDrive, and Azure
Join an education focused Microsoft engineer as he provides an overview and then demonstrates the nuts and bolts behind Office 365, OneDrive and Azure. He will discuss and/or demonstrate security, data management, reporting and more.

Speakers
avatar for Erik Desbois

Erik Desbois

Dir Solutions Specialist - Office 365, Microsoft
Come ask me anything about Office 365, from instructional benefits to the hard IT questions!


Monday April 24, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Studio 1

3:15pm

Be the Hero - Photo Management in the Cloud
Be the Hero - Photo-Management in the Cloud.
Use the Vidigami service to manage, store, and organize your school's photos in a single location. Save time by using a distributed, permission based system. Save money by moving your content off of your servers. Add context and face tags to preserve images over time. Learn how to help all the departments at your school manage this important digital asset.

Speakers
avatar for Jana Lyons

Jana Lyons

Director, Schools, Vidigami
Jana has been with Vidigami for the past 3 years. Jana’s early career was in software sales where she focused on enterprise solutions for large multinationals. However, prior to joining Vidigami, Jana implemented a career change and worked as a fundraiser in the not-for-profi... Read More →
avatar for Renee Ramig

Renee Ramig

Director of Technology, Seven Hills School
Renee has been working in K-12 education for 31 years. She started as a math and computer teacher.  Today she works on the IT side of the house as well as doing Teacher Training.  She is currently the Director of Technology for Seven Hills School, an independent PS-8 school in Walnut Creek, CA. She has two grown children, and a great husband of 30... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Studio 3

3:15pm

E-rate Funding
Learn more about E-rate Funding as it applies to the independent school world.  Most independent schools are eligible, yet many still fear applying for E-rate. We'll discuss the potential benefits using case studies and different scenarios. Learn how to use E-rate funds to pay for new maximum broadband capacity and new wi-fi equipment upgrades. Some schools have been able to overhaul an entire wi-fi infrastructure with no money out of pocket using E-rate funding.

Speakers
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Marc Chervitz

e-Rate Program, LLC (e-rate consultancy)


Monday April 24, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Terrace D

3:15pm

Library 2.0: Making Space for a Makerspace
Middle & Upper School Librarian, Melissa Freed, and 11th grade Innovation Studies teacher and Constructivist for Design and Engagement, Tom Gallo, redesigned their library to maximize existing space and build a makerspace. This session will guide participants through the 4-month long process of creating "Library 2.0" from start to finish including how we involved students in each phase of the planning, design, and implementation of the new collaborative space to foster a sense of ownership.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Freed

Melissa Freed

Middle/Upper School Librarian, The Steward School
After ten years in public education as an 8th grade English teacher and a middle and high school librarian, I began my new chapter as Middle/Upper Librarian at The Steward School (JK-12) in Richmond, VA last school year. In addition to my position as librarian, I also teach Re... Read More →
avatar for Thomas A. Gallo

Thomas A. Gallo

Constructivist for Design & Engagement, The Steward School
I am an Upper School Science and Innovation Studies Seminar teacher with additional interests in coding instruction, blended learning models, and using constructive techniques for student engagement. After 14 years in the public school system teaching all levels of physics, I was... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Studio 2

3:15pm

OneNote Class Notebook and Learning Tools
Office 365 is a powerful tool for schools to take advantage of, but knowing where to start can be a challenge. Cary Academy has been using Office 365 for over two years and we are constantly learning about new things Office 365 offers.  In this session, we will show you the blueprint we used to train and transition faculty, staff, and students on Office 365.

This session will share what we've learned about Office 365 OneNote, OneNote Class Notebook and OneNote Learning Tools. OneNote and OneNote Class Notebook make a powerful duo that can change and innovate any learning subject. OneNote Learning Tools can take this duo even further with support for students with learning differences. In fact, OneNote Learning Tools was called a top dyslexia app in 2016.

Speakers
avatar for Dmitry Manakhov

Dmitry Manakhov

Information Services Director, Senior Information Services Consultant, Cary Academy
Dmitry has been Information Services Director at Cary Academy for the last 10 years and been employed by Cary Academy for 6 years prior to that. Dmitry oversees school technology and it's one to one computer program. He's worked in technology and education field for 24 years and... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Studio 4

3:15pm

LittleBits Hands-on Learning Demo Session
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Unleash your inner inventor and engage in powerful STEAM learning with littleBits! In this hands-on session, you'll solve real-world problems while making inventions that buzz, blink, and move. Session limited to 20 participants 

Speakers
avatar for Christine Leonard

Christine Leonard

Senior Education Manager, littleBits Electronics
littleBits makes it easy for students to invent and engage in powerful STEAM learning. The electronic building blocks snap together with magnets to create inventions that light up, buzz, bleep, and move. | I love to talk about STEAM programs, makerspaces, and more!


Monday April 24, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Terrace A

4:15pm

Featured Session: Making Movie Magic - Sound strategies from a Foley Mixer
Have you ever wondered why movies and TV sound infinitely better than anything you and your students are able to create?  Would you like to learn more about the career paths open to students with a passion for working behind the scenes if the entertainment industry? Jeff Gross has an extensive Hollywood resume, not only does he own a recording studio, he's spent thousands of hours behind a mixing board and computer recording, mixing and editing. Jeff will discuss the role of sound in music, movies, television, radio and even the GPS you used to get here. Jeff will lend insight to the tricks of the trade and offer tips to improve school productions. The session will include discussions of various technologies used, a demonstration of ProTools editing software and will end with "Ask Jeff Anything", which promises to be very interesting.

Speakers

Monday April 24, 2017 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Ballroom

4:15pm

Finding Balance as an IT Director
The life of an IT Director is challenging. There are significant demands in our jobs, and never enough hours in the day. It is easy to take work home every day and on the weekends. It is easy to lose direction. It is easy to get stuck in the minutia of the work. During this panel discussion, we will share ways that we have found balance in our work and our lives.

Speakers
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Shauna Callahan

Associate Director of Academic Technology, Marlborough School
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Barry Kallmeyer

Chief Information Officer, Hathaway Brown School
Barry Kallmeyer has worked as a Middle School teacher and technology coordinator since 1997. From 2011 to 2015, Barry served as the Director of Academic Technology. In 2015, Hathaway Brown School developed a Chief Information Officer role, and Barry transitioned to that position... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Terrace D

4:15pm

Radius – A Revolutionary Single Record Administrative Database System for Independent Schools
For 25 years, Senior Systems has been providing forward thinking administrative database solutions for Independent Schools.  Our next generation product – Radius – is a completely new solution, built around a revolutionary concept of a single record system.  Schools can now have a complete 360⁰ view of an individual from a single record!  This model, in turn, allows for complex querying & reporting across multiple departments.  Our 100% browser interface offers a modern/clean User Experience for staff and families.  This session is available to both existing clients, as well as new schools looking for a cutting edge system.

Speakers
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Matt Baranoski

Senior Account Executive, Senior Systems
I've worked with in technology for nearly 20 years in a variety of roles and have been working with independent and private schools for about 10 of those. I've helped hundreds of schools improve retention and parent relationships.
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Steve Schmitt

Sales Manager, Senior Systems
Hello, | At Senior Systems, we provide a single database solution for the administrative needs of Independent Schools (Admissions; Enrollment; Academics; Billing; Accounting; Auxiliary Programs; Development; etc.) We even include the Ministry of Education reports for our Canadi... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Terrace C

4:15pm

A Kinder, Gentler Technology Department
A Kinder, Gentler Technology Department: Join us in discussing technology department management from a relational perspective. Whether your tech office needs a complete reputational face lift or you just want your technology department to be more integrated into the life of the school, the methods presented will help foster trust and healthy relationships between technology professionals and the users they serve.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Curtis

Jason Curtis

Director of Technology, The Hockaday School
Jason has been working in educational technology for the last 16 years, working in public and independent, and all girls' school settings. He has had opportunities to lead technology programs at schools across the country, implementing standardized 1:1 and BYOD programs. He is fa... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Hudkins

Daniel Hudkins

Dir Info Tech Service & Support, The Harker School
Wrapping up at Harker and heading west to the east. Going to be CIO of Taipei American School in Taiwan.


Monday April 24, 2017 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Studio 2

4:15pm

Inquiry and Innovation (i2) Time: Where Student Passions and Design Thinking Intersect
Come learn and discuss how students can develop their passions and lifelong learning skills while focusing on the needs of others. First follow the journey our students took from identifying areas where they wanted to make an impact and skills they wanted to learn, to prototyping innovative ways to address a problem, to reflecting on their process in an i2 Talk for the school community. Then share and discuss similar student directed projects, logistics, challenges, and benefits to students.

Speakers
avatar for Elaine Wrenn

Elaine Wrenn

Assistant Head of School: Director of Curriculum, Technology & Innovation, Echo Horizon School
I work with teachers and kids to give them the tools and the freedom to develop into enthusiastic lifelong learners. I began my teaching career as a Demonstration Teacher at the Lab School at UCLA and came to Echo Horizon in 1993 with a vision of supporting all teachers in integrating technology into curriculum. We first adopted mobile computing in 1998 and when we saw its potential for transforming learning, we never looked back. Our 1:1 program began in 2003 and currently all students and faculty have 1:1 access to an iPad, a MacBook Air, or an iPad mini... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Studio 4

4:15pm

LittleBits Hands-on Learning Demo Session
Limited Capacity filling up

Unleash your inner inventor and engage in powerful STEAM learning with littleBits! In this hands-on session, you'll solve real-world problems while making inventions that buzz, blink, and move. Session limited to 20 participants 

Speakers
avatar for Christine Leonard

Christine Leonard

Senior Education Manager, littleBits Electronics
littleBits makes it easy for students to invent and engage in powerful STEAM learning. The electronic building blocks snap together with magnets to create inventions that light up, buzz, bleep, and move. | I love to talk about STEAM programs, makerspaces, and more!


Monday April 24, 2017 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Terrace A

4:15pm

How to Transition a Class from iPad to Surface
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to transition your 1:1 program from iPad to Surface Pro 4?  In this session, Bellarmine College Preparatory shares why and how they adopted Office 365, Azure Active Directory, InTune, Surface Pro 4, and ScreenBeam wireless display. You’ll hear firsthand how to pilot the Surface, how to on board teachers, how having full support from administration is key to your success, and how to transition apps and electronic textbooks. We’ll also highlight what teachers and students loved most about their new platform and tools after having a semester under their belt and go into more depth on one of the favorites:  OneNote Class Notebook!

Speakers
CC

Chris Carey

Bellarmine College Preparatory


Monday April 24, 2017 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Studio 1

4:15pm

TechyKids Learning System with Maker Tech Tools
Critical thinking and 21st century skills are the future of schools. Learn how to get a Project Based Technology Class in your school, or help support a makerspace in your school with quality curriculum and tools. TechyKids Learning System provides teachers and students with an approachable way to learn hard to understand concepts and skills related to design, engineering, programming and presentation. Students create with purpose and get a personalized learning experience. Teachers get strong tools to help set up and organize their classroom and students. A dashboard provides teachers with a quick way to have an organized overview of student progress and learning. Featuring tools such as the Thymio robot, Makey Makey, Scratch, Cloudprofessor and Arduino. Students earn badges to encourage learning concepts and visualize learning progress. Learn about how to start or support a hands-on student centered design and technology program at your school and check out the awesome creative projects created by real students.

Developed by Sharon Marzouk, an engineer and educator for the last 7+ years to get kids excited about creating and exploring and put them in the driver’s seat of their learning. 

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Marzouk

Sharon Marzouk

Founder, CEO, Techykids.com


Monday April 24, 2017 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Studio 3

5:00pm

Sponsor Reception
Enjoy California Cuisine hors d'euvres and sophisticated Hollywood cocktails with our sponsors, board members, and the ATLIS 2017 conference committee.

Monday April 24, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Ballroom
 
Tuesday, April 25
 

6:30am

ATLIS Run with Stuart Posin
Meet Stuart in the hotel lobel at 6:30 am, run at your own pace. 

Tuesday April 25, 2017 6:30am - 7:30am
Lobby

7:30am

Technology Director's Breakfast (by invitation only)
Join your technology director colleagues for this special invitation-only event April 25 for the prime contact from each member school to get up-to-date on ATLIS. Presenters will include Sarah Hanawald, Executive Director, and Board Co-Presidents Stuart Posin and Kelsey Vrooman as they share information about membership benefits and survey results.  Generously sponsored by Educational Collaborators.

Tuesday April 25, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Starview Twenty First Floor

7:30am

ATLIS Attendee Registration
Tuesday April 25, 2017 7:30am - 2:30pm
Great Hall

7:45am

Tuesday Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast with our exhibitors. Well have a full breakfast including scrambled eggs, bacon, oatmeal, muffins and fruit.

Tuesday April 25, 2017 7:45am - 8:30am
Exhibit and Playground

8:00am

Playground and Exhibits
Tuesday April 25, 2017 8:00am - 2:30pm
Exhibit and Playground

8:30am

Lessons Learned - Early Career and Aspiring Technology Directors institute
The ATLIS Early Career and Aspiring Technology Directors institute has been a success for all who participated in the inaugural year. Join this panel as some of the mentors involved in the program share what they’ve learned along the way as they’ve mentored an individual embarking on a career in independent school technology leadership.  Their mentees will join in as well.

Moderators
avatar for Larry  Kahn

Larry Kahn

CTO, Trinity Valley School
Passionate about transforming education. Let's create lifelong learners.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Curtis

Jason Curtis

Director of Technology, The Hockaday School
Jason has been working in educational technology for the last 16 years, working in public and independent, and all girls' school settings. He has had opportunities to lead technology programs at schools across the country, implementing standardized 1:1 and BYOD programs. He is fa... Read More →
avatar for Jack Hardcastle

Jack Hardcastle

Director of Technology, McDonogh School
Father of two. Programmer. Teacher. Tech Director.
avatar for Larry  Kahn

Larry Kahn

CTO, Trinity Valley School
Passionate about transforming education. Let's create lifelong learners.


Tuesday April 25, 2017 8:30am - 9:15am
Studio 1

8:30am

A Process to Scale Your Technology Department for the Future
As IT Departments plan and budget for the 2018 fiscal year, a proper framework to accurately assess and prioritize their workload, assets, and projects is critical. In this session you will learn strategies for IT departments to improve their planning processes, including how to assess the effectiveness of their daily operations, prioritize based on most urgent needs, and execute in a timely fashion to keep availability and productivity high at all times. Learn how you, as head of your department, can both capture data to help justify staffing and confirm performance metrics are being met, while performing your day-to-day responsibilities.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Antupit

Peter Antupit

CIO, Crystal Springs Uplands School
CD

Chris DeJuneas

SchoolDude


Tuesday April 25, 2017 8:30am - 9:15am
Studio 4

8:30am

Digital Portfolios in the Classroom: Three Models
The goal of this session is to offer educators three different models of digital portfolios that can help students build 21st-century skills. We’ll review the varied approaches we use in each of our three classes and share how we have helped to develop these skills in our students. Building off this knowledge, educators will then have an opportunity to work together to design a portfolio in response to one of the three themes. We’ll share our results with each other and conclude with an explanation of our assessment methods and a reflection on the process.

Speakers
PC

Pete Carlson

Math Department Chair, Chandler School
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Ashley Laird

English Teacher, Chandler School
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Nathan Mook

Social Studies Department Head, Chandler School


Tuesday April 25, 2017 8:30am - 9:15am
Studio 3

8:30am

From Teaching Technology to Teaching Computer Science: One School's Curricular Transition to a K-12 Computer Science Program
In this session, learn how one school transitioned from teaching technology to a full fledged K-12 Computer Science curriculum. Topics covered will include how to articulate the need to teach Computer Science to your administration, the application of Computer Science topics across various disciplines, and the challenges associated with making this transition.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Curtis

Justin Curtis

Director of Technology and Computer Science Department Chair, The Bryn Mawr School
Justin Curtis is the Director of Technology and Computer Science Department Chair at The Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore, MD. In addition to teaching an honors class on Programming iPhone Apps, Justin oversees information technology throughout the school. Justin has managed the dev... Read More →


Tuesday April 25, 2017 8:30am - 9:15am
Studio 2

8:30am

Learning Electronics Through Arts & Crafts
This hands-on session will engage K-12 teachers in a creative process of using arts and crafts to introduce technology and electronics to the classroom. Participants will design and craft their own paper circuits with Chibitronics Circuit Stickers, tiny peel-and-stick electronic parts that can be used to make interactive light projects such as light-up cards and badges.  We will also share curriculum resources that captures the workshop experience in the form of activity guides.  Join us if you are interested in STEAM education. No coding — nor crafting — experience necessary! 


Speakers
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Patricia Ng

Chibitonics


Tuesday April 25, 2017 8:30am - 9:15am
Terrace D

8:30am

Developing a Professional Learning Network
Does your leadership team need a boost when it comes to developing a professional learning network? Are school faculty reluctant to engage the way technology leaders are?  Teach them how to leverage the Worldwide Educators Collaboration Network: aka Twitter! Participants will leave with an actionable takeaway in the form of ready-made PD customizable for your team back home. Topics include tools and strategies for managing Twitter and maximizing time and learning. 

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Cross

Ashley Cross

Director of Technology, St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School
Dr. Ashley Cross is the Director of Technology at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Day School, host of international learning event Shift in Edu (formerly known as Miami Device). Her research interests include K-12 Makerspaces, computational thinking and women in STEM. Cross is a Googl... Read More →


Tuesday April 25, 2017 8:30am - 9:15am
Terrace C

9:30am

Making the Most Out of Your MakerSpace
Now that you’ve launched your school makerspace, what's next?  You started with flexible furniture, robots, electronics, 3D printers, soldering tools, and power tools (all charged up) and you've even got Band-Aids ready to go.  Now what?

In this deep dive session, two experienced teacher/administrators/makers lead a discussion about the hot topics surrounding the rapid integration of MakerSpaces in our schools. This session will look past the “stuff” and dig into the deeper issues surrounding culture, curriculum, and development of these awesome spaces.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Ellenbogen

Jeff Ellenbogen

Director of Technology, Alexander Dawson School
avatar for Leigh Northrup

Leigh Northrup

Dean of Innovation and Technology, Cannon School


Tuesday April 25, 2017 9:30am - 11:15am
Terrace A

9:30am

SIS and LMS Transitions: Understanding Needs, Producing a Recommendation, and Implementing the First Drafts
Schools often depend on platforms such as student information systems and learning management systems to provide a wide array of tools for different aspects of school life. These tools often result in siloed end-user experiences: the business office focuses on the billing aspects of the product while the admissions office focusses on the applicant experience. Classroom teachers may approach their class pages independently from their peers, while students may have different experiences dependent on their schedule. All of this can be further complicated when there are multiple divisions within your school environment. If your school is considering transitioning to a new platform that impacts many stakeholders on campus, this session is for you. We will explore strategies to: better understand individual and institutional needs, create transparency in the decision making process, elicit broad-based buy-in to the new product(s), and plan for a series of successful implementations, evaluations, and iterations. This session will be part presentation and part working group with time allotted to work with peers on developing your own timelines and strategies.

Speakers
avatar for Kali Baird

Kali Baird

Director of Education Technology, San Domenico School
As the Director of Education Technology for San Domenico School, an Apple Distinguished School, Kali works with teachers and students of many levels, K-12, designing and supporting the use of technology and digital citizenship. In this role, she also collaborates with others to i... Read More →
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Amanda Buchanan

Independent Focus
avatar for David Levin

David Levin

Director of Academic Technology, Head-Royce School
Dave Levin serves as the Director of Academic Technology at Head-Royce, collaborating with faculty, staff and administrators to plan and implement new or improved uses of technology.
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Jamie Sullivan

Director of Academic Technology, Castilleja School
Director of Academic Technology at Castilleja School. Have worked in Ed Tech in Independent Schools in the Bay Area for 20+ years. I am interested in innovative professional development models for faculty and blended learning in K-12 education.
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Ash Wilson

Independent Focus


Tuesday April 25, 2017 9:30am - 11:15am
Ballroom

9:30am

The Future of Learning is Open - CANCELLED
CANCELLED 

Speakers
avatar for Andy Marcinek

Andy Marcinek

Chief Information Officer, Worcester Academy
Andrew Marcinek is currently the Chief Information Officer at Worcester Academy in Worcester, MA. Most recently, Andrew was the first Chief Open Education Advisor for the US Department of Education. As Open Education Advisor at the U.S. Department of Education, Andrew focused on... Read More →


Tuesday April 25, 2017 9:30am - 11:15am
Terrace D

9:30am

Bulkheads, Firebreaks and Airgaps - LAN Segregation for Safety and Security
This session brings together a Director of Technology who has lived in more than a dozen network environments with an experienced professional who has designed and upgraded hundreds of networks for schools and businesses. This session will teach you why you should split your network into functional segments to provide safety and security to teachers, students and guests, while improving network speeds and isolating functional areas from global failures. Topics covered: network segregation and security technologies.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Avolio

Paul Avolio

President, Latitude 34 Technologies, Inc.
Security, stability and speed for medium to large network typologies. With over 20 years of experience in IT support, network design and eye for finding and removing bottlenecks come talk with me about how Latitude 34 Technologies can help improve your data network.
avatar for James Bologna

James Bologna

Director of Technology, Co-Director of CTL and WI, Windward School
Jim Bologna has been working in educational technology for over twenty six years and has served the Windward community for more than twelve years as Director of Technology, the Co-Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Science and Technology Department Administrati... Read More →


Tuesday April 25, 2017 9:30am - 11:15am
Studio 1

9:30am

What's Your Flavor? Multiple Device Management (MDM)Discussion
As the number of devices on campus grows, more schools wonder if they need a mobile device management (MDM) software solution or if their current MDM can handle changing needs. In addition, many schools floundered this past summer trying to figure out Apple's new education system that launched only weeks before school started. Tech Departments want to know how to use and leverage this new tool, Apple School Manager. Together we explore the challenges and potential solutions to managing multiple devices. Panelists pay special attention to how Apple’s education deployment programs, including Apple School Manager, relate to MDM software. We then break into smaller groups for demonstrations of and discussions around Apple School Manager and several MDM: Cisco Meraki, JAMF/Casper Suite, and Mosyle, a newer player in the MDM marketplace.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Antupit

Peter Antupit

CIO, Crystal Springs Uplands School
avatar for Renee Ramig

Renee Ramig

Director of Technology, Seven Hills School
Renee has been working in K-12 education for 31 years. She started as a math and computer teacher.  Today she works on the IT side of the house as well as doing Teacher Training.  She is currently the Director of Technology for Seven Hills School, an independent PS-8 school in Walnut Creek, CA. She has two grown children, and a great husband of 30... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Ulansey-Tkach

Sarah Ulansey-Tkach

Technology Dept Coordinator & iPad Program Manager, Castilleja School
I manage ~450 school-owned iPads in a 6-12 girls' school. I also assist with tech support, events, purchasing, onboarding/trainings, and imaging. My professional interests include all things iPads, design thinking, girls in STEM, and the "hows" of great professional development... Read More →


Tuesday April 25, 2017 9:30am - 11:15am
Studio 4

9:30am

Makerspaces, Gamification, Minecraft: Creative Spaces in the Classroom of the Future
What is the DIY “Maker” movement, and what does it mean for the
future? Come catch a glimpse of what a future classroom might look
like, in both its curriculum and its physical space. We’ll explore how
companies like Google foster creativity and innovation, and see what
kids’ visions of a “learning center” might look like. Finally, we’ll
look at an original way to create stronger community in the classroom
using the popular game Minecraft as a virtual learning environment.

Speakers
avatar for Douglas Kiang

Douglas Kiang

Curriculum Resource Teacher, Punahou School
Douglas Kiang is a Curriculum Resource Teacher at Punahou School, specializing in technology and mobile devices. He has over twenty-five years of teaching experience in elementary, middle, and high schools. He has consulted and developed curriculum for Apple and Microsoft on coding and programming for all ages. Douglas has been a featured speaker at local and national conferences including Alan... Read More →


Tuesday April 25, 2017 9:30am - 11:15am
Terrace D

9:30am

Design Thinking in K-8 Education
Explore and embrace the design thinking process as a methodology to recharge teaching and learning in classrooms and schools.  Participants will be taken through a rapid design thinking process, based on the Stanford d.School model, to engage in a dynamic learning experience that could be taken back to the learning environment. Discuss the pedagogy underlying this framework and its relevance and develop a lesson and/or modify an existing lesson using the design thinking protocol. Participants will reflect on their own teaching and evaluate the many ways technology can be leveraged to augment the learning process, with the end result being an action plan.

Speakers
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Dawn Berkeley

Educational Technology Coordinator, St. Albans School
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Lauren Marold

Lower School Computer Science and Engineering, Greenhill School
I am in my first year at Greenhill School where I am working as the Lower School Computer Science and Engineering teacher. I have been working as a K-8 Educational Technologist for going on ten years in independent schools in Dallas, TX. I have a background in arts and humanities... Read More →


Tuesday April 25, 2017 9:30am - 11:15am
Studio 3

9:30am

Technology and Diversity as Innovation
Diversity and Technology practitioners are innovators who can make a meaningful impact on a school's ability to fulfill its mission despite sometimes being on the periphery. In independent schools, technology integration and efforts to increase diversity and equity are moving quickly from the periphery to somewhere close to the mission. Leadership at schools support both departments but may not feel knowledgeable in either. Teachers can see the initiatives of each department as a diversion from the main goals of a classroom. But students may be more facile with both than the previous generations while parents may be resources to both departments. Each departments are often led by self-starters without clear portfolios. Practitioners are often isolated at their schools and have to seek out conference and other gathering to grow professionally. Opportunities for cooperation, collaboration, and innovation between the two departments should yield outcomes that are invaluable to the school community.




Speakers
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Saber Khan

Director of Educational Technology, Browning School
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John Yen

Polytechnic School


Tuesday April 25, 2017 9:30am - 11:15am
Studio 2

9:30am

A Path Through STEM
Creating an inclusive STEM curriculum from middle school through high school is a challenge for many schools. One path begins with teaching students basic programming and electronics and finishes with an introduction to electrical and computer engineering.

At Poughkeepsie Day School, the sixth grade students get a BBC Microbit and learn basic electronics and block language programming. In seventh and eighth grades, in conjunction with a research paper on an inventor, the students build a working model the inventor created.

At Stevenson School (Pebble Beach, CA), in an advanced robotics elective, students move past high level programming languages and use the power of the C language to directly control sensors and motors. The Arduino is an ideal platform for this introduction with its versatile C language development environment and its open hardware interface. A 10 week course has been developed around these concepts as a basis for robotics work, a way to expose students to freshman level electrical and computer engineering related coursework, and a window into the field of embedded design.

This session will provide both hands-on demonstrations and an open discussion on implementing a STEM curriculum.

Speakers
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Kevin D'Angelo

Teacher, Stevenson School
I bring the experiences of my electrical engineering career to the Stevenson Robotics elective to expose students to the wide variety of subject matter within the field of engineering. In the process, the Robotics elective prepares students for freshman level intro courses offere... Read More →
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David Held

Technology Director/Teacher, Poughkeepsie Day School
I've been the technology director at Poughkeepsie Day School since 2002 and has worked in the field of educational technology for 20 years. I also teach Art and Technology classes and 3D printing classes in both the Upper and Middle Schools at PDS. I started the school's maker sp... Read More →


Tuesday April 25, 2017 9:30am - 11:15am
Terrace C

9:30am

Build Creativity and Reflection with Students using Seesaw: The Learning Journal
Grab any device and experience how students, as young as kindergarten, use Seesaw to document their learning through photos independently, voice, video, and drawings. This session will be hands-on with this versatile digital portfolio platform. Get tips from initial download to daily use. See implementation ideas in all areas from early childhood to engineering, computational thinking and more! Explore how Seesaw works with other creation apps and makes organizing and sharing digital creations a breeze.

Speakers
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David Boxer

Director of Information Support Services, The Blake School
David Boxer has more than seventeen years of experience in the educational technology field, including service as a classroom teacher, curriculum developer and staff developer. He now serves as the Director of Information Support Services at The Blake School in Minneapolis, MN.
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Margaret Powers

Director of STEAM Innovation, Agnes Irwin School
Margaret is a passionate educator working as the MS/US Director of STEAM Innovation at an independent school outside Philadelphia. She works with teachers as a catalyst, coach, and collaborator to help bring innovative ideas to life in the classroom and partners with the iTeam to... Read More →


Tuesday April 25, 2017 9:30am - 11:15am
Terrace B

11:30am

What do the Girls See in IT?
Information Technology is a community within a school that can staffed entirely by men, even when many EdTech faculty are women. Disturbingly, the percentage of computing occupations held by women has been declining since 1991, while women who do enter the profession quit at a rate double that for men. What can schools do to counter the message that IT jobs such as network and systems administration are nearly exclusively masculine? We’ll discuss ways school can address this trend through hiring, training IT staff in building an inclusive culture, and sustaining student programs in and out of the classroom.

Speakers
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Jeff Dayton

Director of Technology, The Madeira School
Jeff Dayton joined Madeira in 2000 as the network operations manager after a long career in the business world. He brings a wealth of technology experience, having worked in the field since 1982 beginning with mainframe computers at Tyndall Air Force Base. Mr. Dayton has also giv... Read More →
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Renee Hawkins

Director of Technology, Garrison Forest School
Director of Technology at Garrison Forest School, a K-12, all girls' school (with a coed preschool). I have been in EdTech for 25 years with a focus on growing strong, empowered, young women. Interested in improving the number of girls succeeding in CS and partnering with librari... Read More →


Tuesday April 25, 2017 11:30am - 12:15pm
Terrace C

11:30am

Lessons Learned: What Every IT Department Needs To Know Before Updating Their Tech Stack
Whether it’s adding a classroom tool or migrating your student information system, technology changes can feel daunting for all involved.  Join Shandor Simon (The Latin School of Chicago), Anthony Trumbo (The Bishop’s School), Laura Flynn (Louisville High School), and Cory Kennedy (Blackbaud) as they share best practices for planning, implementing, and managing a technology change.  Hearing and discussing lessons learned from the field, attendees of this session will take away key tips and strategies to consider for a successful technology rollout.  

Speakers
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Laura Flynn

Director of Educational Technology, Louisville High School
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Cory Kennedy

Blackbaud
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Shandor Simon

Director of Technology, Latin School of Chicago
Technology geek trying to figure out how to make it work in schools. Amateur nature photographer. Urban expat stuck in the suburbs.
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Anthony Trumbo

The Bishop's School


Tuesday April 25, 2017 11:30am - 12:15pm
Studio 2

11:30am

Copyright & Intellectual Property: Who Owns What Teachers and Students Create in Your School?
By its nature, Independent School teachers have had the freedom and flexibility to create their own curriculum. What happens to that curriculum once a teacher departs the school? Who has ownership of this intellectual property?

As students and faculty become more deeply immersed in making and creating "real solutions to authentic, real world problems", an interesting question arises. What about intellectual property rights? Who owns the ideas? Are there different rules for faculty and students? When is it appropriate to investigate patenting?

In business and higher education, the answer is cut and dry, but in independent schools, it’s murkier. Join Vinnie Vrotny in a lively discussion of the issues more schools are sure to encounter. This session will explore these questions and provide guidance on how to create a policy that fits your school’s culture and preserves the uniqueness of your program.

Speakers
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Vinnie Vrotny

Director of Technology, The Kinkaid School


Tuesday April 25, 2017 11:30am - 12:15pm
Studio 1

11:30am

The Future Isn’t Just Flipping the Classroom: Digitizing Pedagogy and the Age of Teaching Superpowers.

Many schools focus on what replicates the classroom digitally, but success comes from adopting new digital techniques as a teaching tool, one that assists a teacher to teach and drives higher levels of progress ownership in students.  Studies prove that the adoption of technologies which do not disrupt the process of learning but accelerate it, bring greater student focus, freeing the teachers to deliver new levels of personal learning to each student.  More importantly these technologies aren’t replacing teachers themselves, but giving them specific super powers. Today, the question should not be why would we use these technologies in our approach to a curriculum, or should we change our practices in the classroom, but what teaching super power do you want your teachers to use for your students?


Speakers
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Neal Tilley

Neal Tilley is a Cisco Education Advisor working in the Education Business Development team within the US Public Sector.  With over 25 years of experience in the IT Communication industry, Neal brings insight into how and why technology can make a difference to any education... Read More →


Tuesday April 25, 2017 11:30am - 12:15pm
Terrace B

11:30am

Makerspaces, Move Beyond the Hype
This panel will focus on Makerspaces, moving beyond the hype. Makerspaces are steeped in the design process and generate excitement, but how else are they valuable? Join this panel to hear from all angles. Panel participants include both those with research knowledge and practical experience in makerspaces. Join us for a thought provoking discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Liz Beck

Liz Beck

Design and Technology Integration Specialist, The Hamlin School
Originally from Montreal, Canada, Liz Beck is an Art Therapist turned Web Designer and Ed Tech enthusiast. She implemented and oversees the Hamlin website, Learning Management System and Student Information System. She also teaches the Grade 7-8 Design Elective and works directly... Read More →
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Ashley Cross

Director of Technology, St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School
Dr. Ashley Cross is the Director of Technology at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Day School, host of international learning event Shift in Edu (formerly known as Miami Device). Her research interests include K-12 Makerspaces, computational thinking and women in STEM. Cross is a Googl... Read More →
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Tatyana Griffin

Director of Educational Technology & xLab (MakerSpace) Coordinator, The College Preparatory School
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Leigh Northrup

Dean of Innovation and Technology, Cannon School
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Sarah Rolle

Director of Technology, srolle@elisabethmorrow.org
Sarah Rolle, the gestalt behind many technology programs at The Elisabeth Morrow School, has spent twenty-six years helping teachers make sense of their roles in the age of personal computing. Her passion for education led her to become an expert in technology curriculum developm... Read More →


Tuesday April 25, 2017 11:30am - 12:15pm
Studio 3

11:30am

Supporting the Successful Integration of Interactive Displays in the Classroom
In this 45 minutes session, Nicole Gordon-Recht, M. Ed., will demonstrate how the effective integration of interactive displays (in this session an Epson Brightlink will be highlighted)  can transform today’s classrooms.  Participants will learn how to take advantage of fully integrated systems which remove the need for dedicated electronic whiteboards,  while preserving the use of interactivity.   Learn how interactive projectors can seamlessly become hubs for a multitude of devices, both wired and wireless, allowing educators to switch between their sources with ease, directly from the unit, eliminating the need for additional source switching equipment.   Create more collaborative environments through transforming any surface into an interactive workspace with multi-user capabilities.  Learn how the successful integration of interactive projectors can support curriculum objectives through both PC and computer- free operation. 

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Gordon-Recht

Nicole Gordon-Recht

Education Consultant, Lightwerks Communication Systems Inc.


Tuesday April 25, 2017 11:30am - 12:15pm
Terrace D

11:30am

Using OneNote to Simplify The Writing Process
A sign of an effective tech initiative at a school is teachers using sophisticated applications and systems without needing to worry about how sophisticated those applications and systems are. In other words, they use it because it works. At the Williston Northampton School, OneNote, Office 365, OneDrive, and our device (in our case a Surface) combine to allow teachers to conduct collaborative lessons in class and to provide useful feedback on written work in a variety of ways.

Speakers
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Andrew Shelffo

CIO, Williston Northampton School
Aside from my interest in how technology can enhance teaching and learning, I have a Ph.D. in American literature and teach senior English at my school. I'm also an avid runner and I like to participate in local storytelling events. I've even done a MOTH event!


Tuesday April 25, 2017 11:30am - 12:15pm
Studio 4

12:15pm

Tuesday Lunch
Tuesday Lunch in the Exhibit Hall and Microsoft Playground
  • Assorted Sandwiches
  • Grilled Skirt Steak, Chipotle Aioli , Fire Roasted Peppers on a French Baguette
  • Smoked Turkey, Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Wrap
  • Roasted Vegetables, Buffalo Mozzarella, Arugula, Tapenade, Tomato on Ten Grain Bread 
  • Accompaniments
  • Hummus and Baba Ghanoush with Toasted Pita Triangles
  • Chicken Cobb Salad
  • Vegetarian Cobb Salad
  • Homemade Kettle Potato Chips
  • Pickle Spears
  • Lemon Bars
  • Mini Cheesecakes

Tuesday April 25, 2017 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Exhibit and Playground

1:30pm

Large School Technology Directors Round Table
Are you "blessed" with a larger staff and well over a thousand students with over a hundred faculty?  Meet with colleagues from similarly sized schools to discuss strategies for managing large, complex institutions.

Tuesday April 25, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Terrace B

1:30pm

Small School Technology Directors Round Table
Join other technology directors at schools with under 500 students to discuss the joys and challenges of working in an environment where you're expected to know IT all and be everything to all people.

Tuesday April 25, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Terrace A

1:30pm

The Magic Happens with your Team
When you've assembled the right team, all kinds of magical things can happen. Flow happens. The sum is greater than the whole. You can meet the many needs of your constituents with a variety of people. You can innovate and educate. This practical session will review everything from hiring to retiring and everything in between.

Speakers
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Peter Antupit

CIO, Crystal Springs Uplands School
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Daisy Steele

Director of Technology, Catlin Gabel School


Tuesday April 25, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Studio 3

1:30pm

What Do Technology Leaders Need to Know about the Reality of Independent Schools?
Independent schools have had a rocky ride in the wake of the Great Recession and its uneven recovery.  The scary reality facing our industry is that not all schools will survive into the future.  In order to be a full strategic partner, technology leaders need to understand the financial and market place realities of their school and position their department as being part of the innovative solution, instead of contributing to the (major line-item budget) problem.  Come hear the overall lay of the independent school landscape and what role the technology department can play to lead the way to financial health and sustainability.

Speakers
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Kelsey Vrooman

Director of Instructional Design and Technology, ATLIS


Tuesday April 25, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Terrace C

1:30pm

Changing Your Data Systems to Incorporate Expansive Gender Options and Preferred First Names
Gender Expansive Options, Legal Names, and Information Systems: a deeper look. Choate Rosemary Hall has begun a school initiative to conform to federal and more recent state statues regarding gender and legal names.

Students have the right to self identify their gender. While a student's sex at birth may be recorded, it needs to be protected and limited to approved personnel. The School must restrict access to a student's legal name. Students have the right to use a preferred first name that is used in the creation of accounts and displayed in directories. This session explores the challenges of shifting information systems to conform with changing expectations. Learn about Choate's approach, identification process, action plan, and missteps. Leave with an increased awareness of where your school stands in terms of inclusion and compliance.

Speakers
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Andrew Speyer

Director of IT, Choate Rosemary Hall
Andrew Speyer lives in Connecticut and serves as the Director of Information Technology Services at Choate Rosemary Hall. His foundation started in teaching computer science, his career specialized in educational management, and his passion continues to be in educational technolo... Read More →


Tuesday April 25, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Studio 4

1:30pm

Using the Web and Data to Bring Value to Your School Community
In 2017, you need to be real-time, mobile, and personal to connect with your school community. With a vast sampling of NAIS schools, we will look at trends and talk about best practices in data management, web management, and overall efficiencies to engage your community online.  Join us.

Speakers
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Rob DiMartino

Founding Member/Chief Evangelist, Finalsite
Self Taught, Explorer in Tech, Parent of 4, Recovering Board Member x 2. | | Talk to me about bringing your school culture to the web and adding value at every touch online and offline for your school community. From Design, Software Platforms, and Integrations, I have wor... Read More →


Tuesday April 25, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Studio 1

1:30pm

Research, Reflect, Share - Documenting Design Thinking & Making
Develop an understanding of how Design Thinking can be used to support meaningful making in grades PK-6 and how various technologies can be used to support and document this creative problem solving process.

While teachers and schools are responding to the maker movement, some are challenged to find meaningful work to do with our younger students in grades PK-6. Design Thinking is both a process and a critical lens for problem solving which places an emphasis on empathy as students look to identify needs of users and design and prototype solutions to meet those needs. Instead of assembling a craft from a kit or creating something for their own consumption, we ask students to think about the needs of others and develop something to address those needs. In this session participants will gain an understanding of Design Thinking and how it can be used as a meaningful context for making.  

Speakers
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Elaine Wrenn

Assistant Head of School: Director of Curriculum, Technology & Innovation, Echo Horizon School
I work with teachers and kids to give them the tools and the freedom to develop into enthusiastic lifelong learners. I began my teaching career as a Demonstration Teacher at the Lab School at UCLA and came to Echo Horizon in 1993 with a vision of supporting all teachers in integrating technology into curriculum. We first adopted mobile computing in 1998 and when we saw its potential for transforming learning, we never looked back. Our 1:1 program began in 2003 and currently all students and faculty have 1:1 access to an iPad, a MacBook Air, or an iPad mini... Read More →


Tuesday April 25, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Terrace D

1:30pm

Beyond Virtual Reality - Enhancing Curricular Presentation
This session aims to provide a glimpse into how instructional presentation technology might evolve in the classroom. We will discuss the hype and application of current educational Virtual Reality (VR) and the positives as well as negatives in the classroom. We will showcase VR content in stereoscopic 3D projection demonstrating additional use cases and easier classroom management when compared to Head Mounted Display VR. We will show and discuss how we have integrated stereoscopic presentation into real world classroom academic applications.



Speakers
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Steven Sato

Director of Technology, Rolling Hills Country Day School
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Nyly Sy

Director of Technology, The Pegasus School


Tuesday April 25, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Studio 2

2:30pm

Leveraging Ed Tech to Transform Teaching and Learning: Resources for Independent Schools from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology
Did you know that the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology promotes the effective use of educational technology to transform teaching and learning? From personalizing student learning to leveraging open educational resources and building a robust and flexible technical infrastructure — join us to learn about the many resources available to support independent schools. We’ll share publications including the National Education Technology Plan, the Infrastructure Guide and our Early Learning and Education Technology brief and tools including the Ed Tech Rapid Cycle Evaluations Coach. 

Speakers
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Susan Bearden

Senior Education Pioneer Fellow, U.S. Department of Education
As a Senior Education Pioneer Fellow, Susan’s serves as the U.S. Department of Education's liaison for broadband connectivity initiatives and digital citizenship. Susan also supports OET’s social media. Prior to joining the ED, Susan served as a K-12 technology director Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne, FL, where she facilitated best practices in IT operations and education technology implementations. Awards include being named to the Center for Digital... Read More →


Tuesday April 25, 2017 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Studio 3

2:30pm

Teachknowledgy: Organizing Your Disorganized Digital Life.
Today, our problem is not a lack of information, it is a problem of too much information. How do we sort our world digitally? This session will focus on cleaning up our digital lives - from email, project/team management and communication, and automating drudgery so we can focus on what's important.

Speakers
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Dan McGee

Director of Technology & Library Services, Laurel School
Dan McGee has been working in the field of instructional technology for over 15 years, longer if you count his time as a kid tinkering on his dad's Radio Shack TRS 80. He is Director of Technology & Library Services at Laurel School, where he is also co-chair of Professional Deve... Read More →


Tuesday April 25, 2017 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Studio 1

2:30pm

Object Based File Systems - What are they? How can schools benefit?
Object-Based Storage is becoming one of the storage industry's new buzzwords, but what is an object store? What implications are there for schools? This session will explore the topic of object-based storage. We'll look at the history, methods, technical functions, and emerging vendors involved with object-based storage.  

Speakers
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Brian Horton

Director Technology Operations and Innovation, Duke School
I'm the Director of Technology Operation and Innovation at Duke School in Durham NC. We're a project work approach school from Prek-8th Grade. We approach technology and devices as tools to achieve a predetermined end goal within the scope of a student's project work. | | T... Read More →


Tuesday April 25, 2017 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Terrace B

2:30pm

Off Into the Sunset
In schools, we devote a tremendous amount of time and energy working to implement new solutions. But what about the opposite, when and how do we prepare our communities and constituents for sunsetting or the end of life of an initiative? This session is designed for participants to share their practices, ideas, and processes to determine when it might be time to move on.

Speakers
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Vinnie Vrotny

Director of Technology, The Kinkaid School


Tuesday April 25, 2017 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Studio 4

2:30pm

Switching Networks: Career Tips (not IT Tricks!) for the Technology Professional
This past year saw hundreds of open positions in independent school technology offices across the world.  Sadly, many qualified applicants struggle to make it to the final round.  In this session, we'll discuss several critical hiring topics specifically for technology administrators and those seeking a job in the technology office.  Learn how to better frame your technology vision, how to demonstrate IT management capability, how to identify technology departments in transition, and much more!

Speakers
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Gabriel Lucas

Co-Founder, ATLIS


Tuesday April 25, 2017 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Terrace A

2:30pm

Win the Game of Social Media with Your Students & Parents
Do parent questions about social media land on your lap? What are the concerns about student use, especially when it effects your school community.  Issues of bullying and representing oneself properly in the digital age are of great concern. Ravenscroft School and The Social Institute have recently embarked on a three-year partnership to develop and deliver curriculum focused on winning the game of social media for students and parents in grades 6 thru 12. Come win with us!

Speakers
avatar for Jason Ramsden

Jason Ramsden

CIO, Ravenscroft School
Beginning a career in independent schools in 1991, Jason Ramsden brings 26 years of experience to his role as Chief Information Officer for Ravenscroft School. For the last 20 years Mr. Ramsden has dedicated his career to improving technology in independent schools both on the in... Read More →


Tuesday April 25, 2017 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Terrace D

2:30pm

Expos, Festivals, & Hackathons: Organizing Interscholastic Events for the Digital Age
Interscholastic technology events can be student-centered vehicles for celebrating learning. Collaboratively organizing events like Media Festivals, Hackathons or Maker showcases with nearby schools is one grassroots way to honor the unique needs and educational culture of your area. Join us for discussion and resources to help imagine and launch your own interscholastic events.

Speakers
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Ethan Delavan

Director of Technology, The Bush School
Ethan has been leading change in educational technology for lo these twenty years. His current position allows him to help effect pedagogical evolution while bringing to bear the tools necessary to make it happen. He'd be delighted to have you contact him and even visit.
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Adrienne Gifford

Director of Innovation & Technology, Open Window School
I'm the Director of Innovation & Technology at Open Window School, a K-8 school for gifted learners in Bellevue, WA, where I oversee both our IT infrastructure and our educational technology. Some of my favorite parts of my job are designing innovative learning spaces and collab... Read More →
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Jeff Tillinghast

Director of Academic Technology, University Prep


Tuesday April 25, 2017 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Studio 2

2:30pm

SET Program: Social Emotional Development and Technology
Concerns around the ubiquitous use of technology in our classrooms led Francis Xavier Ward School's Academic Technology Coordinators and Psychologists to team up and develop the SET Program--Social Emotional Development and Technology Program. Learn how our partnership provides our students, teachers and families with a year-round program that focuses on the overlap between the devices we use, the social media we participate in, and our student's social emotional development.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Vaughn

Sarah Vaughn

Technology Integrationist, The Frances Xavier Warde School


Tuesday April 25, 2017 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Terrace C

3:30pm

KEYNOTE: Innovation and Learning: Trends, Discoveries, Failures, and the Joy of the Journey
Tim Fish, Chief Innovation Officer, National Association of Independent Schools, Tim will deconstruct several innovations that he has seen in his travels to over 100 independent schools. He will share the idea behind the innovation and talk about how the school worked collaboratively to execute and evolve the idea over time. Tim will focus on the "how" of innovation as much as the "what."  He will also talk about the trends in technology that seem to enable success in schools where active, student-centered learning is thriving.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Fish

Tim Fish

Chief Innovation Officer, NAIS - National Association of Independent Schools


Tuesday April 25, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ballroom
 
Wednesday, April 26
 

7:30am

Coffee & Muffins
Wednesday April 26, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Great Hall

8:00am

Pacific Palisades Area School Tours (pre-registration required)
Limited Capacity seats available

If you pre-registered for this tour, you have been added in Sched.  Currently, this tour is full, but you may choose to be added to the waitlist.  For a full schedule and contact info, check here.
This tour includes:

St. Matthew's Parish School

Village School

Palisdes Charter High School


There will be a stop for a lunch break (on your own) in an area with several options.


Wednesday April 26, 2017 8:00am - 3:00pm
Ballroom Circle

8:00am

8:00am

West Side School Tours (pre-registration required)
Limited Capacity filling up

If you pre-registered for this tour, you have been added in Sched.  Currently, this tour is full, but you may choose to be added to the waitlist.
This tour includes:
Marlborough School

Center for Early Education

Windward School

Archer School for Girls

There will be a stop for a lunch break (on your own) in an area with several options.
Google Doc with more info 

Wednesday April 26, 2017 8:00am - 3:00pm
Ballroom Circle

9:00am

Microsoft in the Classroom
In this 2 hour interactive seminar, come see how the Microsoft suite can enhance your classroom through a variety of school scenarios. Bring your questions and be prepared to share your stories.  Leverage the power of one of Microsoft's strongest partners and the power of a room full of ATLIS members.
During this seminar, you will:
  • Experience rich learning activities that demonstrate how technology can enhance teaching and learning
  • Learn where to get free resources that spark imagination and inspire learning
  • Find out how to access free professional development for educators

Speakers
avatar for Alex Inman

Alex Inman

Senior Collaborator, Educational Collaborators
A 20 year veteran in Educational Technology, Alex is the founder of Educational Collaborators, a national consulting firm that is a top partner of both Google and Microsoft. Alex has been a classroom teacher, tech integrator, and senior administrator in public and private schools in Wisconsin, Missouri and Washington, DC... Read More →


Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Terrace C

9:00am

Effective G Suite Administration
In this hands-on bootcamp session, we’ll share best practices, strategies, and management tools that can help administrators more effectively manage their domain via the G-Suite Admin Console. The session assumes familiarity with the basics of the console and is designed for admins who are seeking to optimize work flow and/or add apps that will improve their users’ experience. We’ll have ample time for Q&A woven throughout.

Speakers
avatar for Hiram Cuevas

Hiram Cuevas

Director of Academic Technology, St. Christopher's School
avatar for Jason Ramsden

Jason Ramsden

CIO, Ravenscroft School
Beginning a career in independent schools in 1991, Jason Ramsden brings 26 years of experience to his role as Chief Information Officer for Ravenscroft School. For the last 20 years Mr. Ramsden has dedicated his career to improving technology in independent schools both on the in... Read More →


Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Studio 1

9:00am

Future Proofing your Network
The magic of designing, building and growing your systems and network infrastructure to meet the needs of all the campus constituents. We'll look at all the elements necessary; strategy, substance, sustainability and best practice. The magic comes in with the ability to balance all these elements within a budget. We will explore how the following areas impact the choices made by a technology director; school culture, landscape, infrastructure, network design, future proofing and staffing. You will walk away empowered with knowledge and tools to leverage the greatest impact for your institution

Speakers
avatar for Curt Lieneck

Curt Lieneck

Director of Information Technology, The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
Long time teacher turned long time tech director. Strengths include communication, team building, leadership/management skills, institutional savvy, finding/hiring/retaining talented team members. Some experience with building projects and school operations. Enjoy baseball, cyc... Read More →
avatar for Denise Musselwhite

Denise Musselwhite

Director of Technology, Trinity Preparatory School
Denise joined Trinity Prep as the Director of Technology in 2000, leading and supporting the school's educational technology operations through substantial change, including an award winning 1:1 BYOD, the Malone Scholars Online Network consortium, and the construction and renovat... Read More →
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Ally Wenzel

Director of Technology, Stevenson School
Director of Technology, Stevenson School, Pebble Beach and Carmel, California | - Possibility, Opportunity, Learning, Laughing and Loving


Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Studio 2

9:00am

Crafting a Culture of Innovation
Providence Day School has shifted our focus from integrating technology to exploring innovative instructional practices. Our newly launched Center for the Art & Science of Teaching, Learning, & Entrepreneurship is focused on building processes for encouraging, implementing, and sustaining innovative new practices within our organization. The Center relies heavily on design thinking to provide an overall structure but is influenced by processes from IDEO, Corning, Stanford d.school, and others. We strive to develop opportunities, craft solutions, and study the impact of our innovations. This session will share our process and our stories.

Speakers
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Matt Scully

Director of Technology, Providence Day School
Director of Technology focused on building the best possible learning environments with interests including designing instructional spaces, digital citizenship, motivation, and balance between rigor and quality instruction.
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Ryan Welsh

Design Strategist; English Faculty, Providence Day School


Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Studio 3

9:00am

Teachers with Game! Minecraft Across the Curriculum
Do you teach with Minecraft or have you ever wanted to? If so this session is for you, whether you already know how to play or are curious to learn why so many educators are excited about the potential of teaching with Minecraft. We will share lessons that explore the potential for Minecraft in the classroom.  We'll look at the modes, including: creative, survival and Redstone creation.  This will be a hands-on session, please download Minecraft and set up an account: http://www.minecraft.net/  If you need help, the session presenter will be happy to assist you during the conference. He'll be in the playground area on Tuesday during lunch at a Minecraft table.

Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Terrace B

9:00am

Teaching Programming and Electronics: The Holy Grail
Finding a versatile device to teach programming and electronics in a K-12 school has been a challenge. The Microbit is a small computer that can be programmed from any device with a web browser. Young students can start with a Scratch block language then as they get older program in Python or Javascript. The Microbit comes with several built in sensors, Bluetooth (to control smartphones), and contacts like a Makey Makey. Students can learn to build and program electronic circuits at any age. A laptop is recommended for this workshop.

Speakers
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David Held

Technology Director/Teacher, Poughkeepsie Day School
I've been the technology director at Poughkeepsie Day School since 2002 and has worked in the field of educational technology for 20 years. I also teach Art and Technology classes and 3D printing classes in both the Upper and Middle Schools at PDS. I started the school's maker sp... Read More →


Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Studio 4

9:00am

Robotics Across Curriculum
In this hands on session, you will build and program a robot using art materials and the Hummingbird robotics kit. Learn to integrate robotics across your curriculum. English students can build poetry-bots, art students can animate Matisse, social studies students can create European explorers--and more! You can use one of our training kits, but if you want to take your robot back to your classroom, purchase either the Hummingbird Base Kit or Premium kit and bring it with you to the workshop. Download Snap!-- free software-- before the workshop.

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Katie Henry

BirdBrain Technologies


Wednesday April 26, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Terrace D